One Week until the Festival of Weeks

Haver-SquareNext Tuesday night, May 14th, we will be ending 7 weeks of counting with the 50th day arrival in the form of Shavuot.

Originally, this beautiful holiday was an agricultural celebration of the wheat harvest and the first fruits and is known by the rabbis as z’man matan Torateynu, the season of the giving of our Torah. The best way to reenact this event is to stay up all night and study Torah with a dawn service. Once again, Haver, Boulder’s Rabbinical Council, will be hosting an amazing, community-wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuot with rich and diverse sessions throughout the night. For the first time this year, we will have a second program as Shavuot draws to a close on Thursday evening for those who are not excited about staying up late.

We will be between Congregation Bonai Shalom and Kehillat Aish Kodesh. Click here for the full program, including a communal dinner together, as well as details of Shavuot services around town.

We hope to see you at Sinai as communities come together once again to renew our relationship with Torah!

About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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